The Blogger Recognition Award

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I feel so humbled and so excited to announce that I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! This is so exciting! It is my first award. 🙂

What Is The Blogger Recognition Award?

The award is a way that we recognize and support each other as bloggers, and especially to show that we appreciate how much time, work, energy, and effort goes into producing and maintaining a high-quality blog. It is a humbling experience to be recognized from two of my fellow bloggers (and friends) this past week. Keep On Reading!


He’s Five!

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” -Stacia Tauscher

“Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.” -H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss

“Children make your life important.” -Erma Bombeck

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I blinked. I don’t think you ever really understand how fast time can fly by until you become a parent. It is absolutely true when they say, “the days are long, but the years are short.” Some days feel like they will never end and I am just grateful to survive until bedtime, but then days like October 3, 2018, happen and I realize how quickly life is rushing by.

October 3, 2018, my oldest baby boy turned 5!! I tried to make his day special. I picked him up from pre-k and we had a picnic in the park. We had cake after dinner and surprise presents from his daddy. I was able to take him cupcakes to his class yesterday to celebrate with his friends and we are planning a short weekend trip soon.  Keep On Reading!


Dear MaMaw,

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My Dearest MaMaw,

So much has changed since you left us. I have had so much going on and so many changes this past year. 2018 has been rough on me. I know you are smiling down on us from heaven. The hardest thing for me to digest is the fact you left us before you could become a great-grandma. My kids will never get the chance to know you like I did. Oh, you would love my boys, so very much. It has been 6 years since you have been gone. Some days I feel like you have been gone a lot longer and other days I feel like I just lost you yesterday. One thing I know for sure, if you were still here with me, I know exactly what you would be doing, what we would be doing, to get through this difficult phase of my life.  Keep On Reading!


Words: Cut Like a Knife

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“Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” -Rachel Wolchin

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg

“When someone tells you that you have done something that has hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.” –Karon Waddell

“The most powerful and courageous heroes I know are those who bite their tongues when justification, validation, temptation, or vengeance would have them strike with truthful, hurtful words.” –Richelle E. Goodrich

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I am sure we have all heard the age-old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I remember being told that as a kid, and to be honest, I think it is a crock. After 32 years on this earth, meeting many people and having all sorts of relationships tested I truly believe this saying is more harmful than it is good. I can say that I think it comes from good intentions, but it doesn’t always carry the truth. As a mom, I would love to tell my boys not to listen to what others say and just let it roll off. Yes, we want our children to not take stock in what others say or what others think about them. But the truth of the matter is, sometimes words really, really hurt and sometimes it comes from the people we are close with.  Keep On Reading!